Special session of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held on September 20, 2019.
During the session the start of an election campaign for the lower house of the country’s parliament was announced.
“Elections will be held for the first time in accordance with the new Electoral Code and registered political parties now have the right to nominate candidates not only in 135, but in all 150 constituencies,” Election Commission Chairman Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov said at a press conference.
Five officially registered political parties — the National Revival Party, the People’s Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Adolat Social Democratic Party and the Ecological Party — will compete for 150 seats in the lower house of parliament, he said.
The Central Election Commission announced last month that Uzbekistan’s parliamentary and local council elections are scheduled for December 22, 2019.
Central Election Commission says that 20 million voters are expected to vote, including 2 million youth who will vote for the first time.
Elections for regional, city and district councils will also be held on the same day.
The senate will be formed following the elections for the lower house of parliament. The last parliamentary elections were held in 2014.